There was news that the U.N. suggested that insects are one way to solve world hunger problems (mmm, chapulines!). They're a good source of protein, the U.N. report says, referring to bugs as "minilivestock." Stephen Colbert, in a biting, if only satiric segment on his show last night lambasted them ... More >>
The battlegrounds of Palestinian civil society's call for a cultural boycott of Israel usually play out in Tel Aviv or in the music venues of other cities, but this week a prominent cancellation was gained much closer to home. The legendary Stevie Wonder was all set to perform for an annual Friends ... More >>
Southern California's Syrian-Americans and their allies are planning a protest against the regime of President Bashar al-Assad as an internationally agreed upon ceasefire fails to take hold. The action is scheduled to take place on the corner of Brookhurst Street and Orange Avenue in Anaheim's Littl ... More >>
Nothing cooler than a surf guitarist with a past--especially if, like Susan SurTtone, it's a past that involves Russian spies and such. According to Rebecca Haithcoat at our sister publication LA Weekly, In the early '80s, SurfTone (real name: Susan
Yasinski) was an FBI agent in New York, chosen ... More >>
The Los Angeles Times, and just about every other newspaper that covers world news, is reporting today that the Global Commission on Drug Policy, an influential think-tank made up of world leaders, has just issued a report calling the war on drugs "a costly failure" and calling on the United Stat ... More >>
Here's the bad news: a United Nations forecast says that a so-called "plume" of radiation from Japan's Fukushima nuclear plant will reach Southern California by late Friday after blowing across the Pacific Ocean via the Aleutian Islands. The plume is then expected to continue its eastward journey ... More >>
www.myspace.com/devendrabanhartUpdate: you can pay a $10 membership fee to get in if you don't R.S.V.P. Check out the flyer after the jump.Today, the S.U.N. group is hosting "CAMM Tuesdays" at Mesa (725 Baker St., Costa Mesa) featuring a DJ set by folkie Devendra Banhart. First, a glos ... More >>
Get back to workThe United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit this morning rejected the notion that federal inmates who work must be paid "fair wages" or their constitutional rights are violated.
Trevor Keen / OC WeeklyThe lawyer retained by Dr. Orly Taitz to fight against her $20,000 sanctions today issued a press release saying the Laguna Niguel dentist has appealed to the United Nations for protection from "persecution" in the United States.Quoth the release:
Here are The World Almanac and Book of Facts Top Ten News Topics of 2009:1. Obama Presidency Begins. With the U.S. at war in Iraq and Afghanistan, and facing its worst economic crisis since the Great Depression, Barack Obama swearing in as the nation's 44th president Jan. 20 in Washington, DC.her ... More >>
John Robert Bolton, the neocon's neocon, laps up the hosannas of fellow knuckle-draggers May 28 when he is the special guest of the World Affairs Council of Orange County. The nonprofit, 500-member council--which since its 1967 founding has hosted Prince Andrew, Vicente Fox, Hans Blix and several ot ... More >>
FARMER’S MARKET, 4-8pm
Held every Tuesday night, Brea’s market features fresh grown produce from local farmers, as
well as unique crafts and specialty items from local crafters.
Birch St. (between Madrona Ave. & Walnut Ave.), Brea, (714) 674-0801
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Dana Adopts ACLUish Torture Position! At an Oct. 12 rally, Congressman Dana Rohrabacher (R-Skipped Vietnam Combat Duty) repeatedly blasted solitary prison confinement. “Long periods of solitary confinement are considered torture,” Rohrabacher said to a tiny Huntington Beach crowd that looked st ... More >>
At his press conference this morning, President Bush promised yet again that when it comes to Iraq, we'll continue to push on even though we're waist deep in the Big Muddy. Elsewhere in this morning's news we find some milestones of the course on which we are staying.
From the Washington Post:
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Couldn't help but take a gander at the latest Honk! column in the Register, which is a must-read for anyone who can get past the fact that writer Jim Radcliffe looks far too happy to be a local transportation columnist. Unless, of course, it's driven him barking mad, in which case the grin makes sen ... More >>
Today. Friday, March 10, 2006. Los Angeles Times. Page A8. Along the thinnest of news holes, with just enough room all six columns to tuck in an inch of type per column and this headline in, eyeballing it, what appears to be 30-point type across four of those columns: "United Nations Report Says 1.1 ... More >>